Photographer's Note

March 10th, 2013
Saint-Saturnin-de-Lucian 340287 34725
Hrault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.695 3.472 160 m

The Rocher des Vierges, Saint-Saturnin-de-Lucian

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2 km from Saint-Saturnin-de-Lucian, the Saint-Fulcran chapel the 12th century, on the "Rocher des Vierges" or "Roc des Deux Vierges", the two virgins rock, built on the foundations of the Sainte-Marie chapel mentioned in 1160. On this site with long prehistoric past, we see the ruins of a medieval fortress of the 10th century, built between 930 and 1004. A pilgrimage takes place every year on the fifth Sunday after Easter. The site has been listed since 1957.

At 536 meters, it is an exceptional panorama. We discovered the CAUSSE DU LARZAC, the HRAULT valley, the LERGUE valley, the ALLUVIAL PLAIN OF THE HRAULT AND WINEYARDS, the spectacular RUFFES of Saint-Saturnin-de-Lucian, Saint-Guiraud and Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquiere, as the LIAUSSON mountain and the VISSOU peak, near the SALAGOU lake, and then the SAINT-BAUDILLE mount, which rises to 848 m.

_ The RUFFES, called plites by the geologists are very crisp sedimentary rocks, reddened by the iron oxide, the origin of which goes to the end of the primary era 280 to 225 million years. 1,9 million years ago, hanging 500 000 years the effusions of lava invaded valleys, on ruffes. The erosion dug the not covered ruffes, leaving in height the castings of basalt on the protected ruffes. Creating an inversion of the relief.

SAINT-SATURNIN-DE-LUCIAN is a french municipality, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated with 307 inhabitants in 2009, distributed on 9.8 km, that is to say 31.3 hab./km.

My images of Saint-Saturnin-de-Lucian.

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